My love of creative movement—cultivated in ballet classes from childhood until age thirty— transformed into a yoga practice begun in 2002. Three years later, I undertook a year-long 200-hour yoga teacher-training program. My instructors were Rosie Taylor, a more than thirty-year disciple of Advanced Iyengar instructor Kofi Busia, and Ann Richardson Stevens, a protégé of Power Yoga innovator Beryl Bender Birch.
I taught in Williamsburg, Virginia, until February 2011, when I was diagnosed with leukemia. That year, I returned to my hometown of Claremont, California, to have a support network of friends and family surrounding me.
A year later, I restarted my physical practice, finding a new community of like-minded yogis and yoginis. Now I joyfully share my love of asanas (poses), pranayama (breathwork), and meditation with students at my home studio, Claremont Yoga (please check the CY website for my current class and workshop offerings).
Reporters turn to me for advice on articles about yoga and meditation, including “6 Reasons Your Yoga Instructor Needs to Know You’re a Runner,” “12 Ways You Can Get More Out Of Your Yoga Class,” “Don’t Just Sit There! 5 Alternative Meditation Positions,” and “How to Benefit from Meditation in 3 Minutes or Less.”